HELLO, I’m Aideen McCartney

I’m an accredited Play Therapist and parenting coach working with children and families in Central and South London.

Raised in Australia and New Zealand, over the past 15 years I’ve worked as a play therapist, teacher, nanny and children's theatre performer in Australia, South Korea and the UK.


I've always been passionate about the importance of play and creativity as part of a healthy childhood and my love for working with children has given me a wealth of diverse experience.

My special interest is in helping parents to step into the world of their children and strengthening family relationships through creativity, curiosity and play. 

I'm a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), DBS checked, hold professional liability insurance and attend regular clinical supervision. 

Aideen McCartney, Play Therapist in London
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My Qualifications...

  • PG Diploma of Play Therapy, Leeds Beckett University & APAC

  • PG Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills, Canterbury Christchurch University & APAC

  • PQ Certificate in Filial Play Coaching, APAC

  • Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider

  • Baby Bonding Practitioner, big toes little toes

  • Heart to Heart Practitioner, big toes little toes

  • Registered SandStory Therapist

  • Simplicity Parenting Care Professionals Course

  • Diploma in Infant Massage Instruction, Federation of Holistic Therapies

  • Bachelor's Degree, Drama, Queensland University of Technology